The Honor Walk is a 1.4 or 2.8 mile "fun walk" to honor Arizona's military veterans and raise money for local veterans' organizations.
Walkers can register and walk for a particular veteran (a relative, friend or a personal hero), or just walk for veterans in general.
The Honor Walk is Sunday February 24th, on the campus of Grand Canyon University.
The idea for the "Honor Walk" came from Arizona Veterans who wanted to help other returning veterans adjust to civilian life and find mentors, jobs and educational opportunities.
Colin Day, a young Phoenix veteran of the Iraq War and Co-Founder of The Honor Walk Foundation, learned from his own struggles that returning service personnel made need a guiding hand to readjust. And who better to help than other vets who've gone through the same transition themselves!
It's easy to register to be part of the Honor Walk. Simply go to www.honorwalk.com for all the details. You can upload a photo of a veteran you'd like to honor, or you can join a team for one of the veterans already on the site.
Registration is $35, or $30 for teams of two or more, and everyone who registers by February 17th gets a free commemorative Honor Walk T-shirt and a custom-engraved dog tag with the name of the veteran you're honoring.
Some of the funds will be going to The Honor Walk Foundation to help create and maintain Professional Networking and Mentoring programs that help veterans bridge the gap between military life and civilian life.
Also this year, some of the funds will be going to Bootstrap USA, an Arizona-based program that combines yoga and other stress reduction methods to help veterans with PTSD, and The United States Veterans Initiative, whose Arizona affiliate helps local homeless and needy veterans. So when you walk, you're honoring the Veterans in your life and helping three great local organizations.